St Nicholas Church, Dersingham
Dersingham shown within Norfolk
|Area||14.50 km2 (5.60 sq mi)|
|– density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||King's Lynn and West Norfolk|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||KING'S LYNN|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Dersingham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of the town of King's Lynn and 70 km (43 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich, opening onto the Wash.
The civil parish has an area of 14.5 km2 (5.6 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 4,502 in 2,110 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
Sandringham House, a favoured holiday home of Queen Elizabeth and several of her predecessors, lies just to the south of Dersingham in the parish of Sandringham. The Queen visited Dersingham Infant School to mark her Diamond Jubilee accession day on 6 February 2012.
The nearby Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve, managed by English Nature, contains habitats ranging from marshland to heathland and woodland. Birds such as the redpoll, crossbill, long-eared owl, tree pipit, sparrowhawk and nightjar can be found here.
- Arthur Bryant, historian and columnist for the Illustrated London News
- Phil Collins, drummer, solo artist and lead singer with Genesis
- Thomas Kerrich (1748–1828) artist and antiquarian was born here and became vicar in 1784
- Roger Taylor drummer for rock band Queen was born in Dersingham.
- Ginger Baker, drummer, rented Dersingham Hall during his Baker Gurvitz Army period
- Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
- Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
- "Dersingham Infant and Nursery School welcomes the Queen". Lynn News. 6 February 2012.
- "Dersingham Norfolk". NorfolkCoast.co.uk. Retrieved June 1, 2006.
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